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Can The Circle Be Unbroken

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Can The Circle Be Unbroken

I was [A]standing by the window,

on one [D]cold and cloudy [A]day,

and I saw the hearse come rolling

for to [E]carry my mother [A]away.


Can the [A]circle be unbroken, bye and [D]bye, Lord, bye and [A]bye,

there's a better home a-waiting, in the [D]sky, Lord, in the [A]sky.


Lord, I told the undertaker,

undertaker, please drive slow,

for this body you are hauling,

Lord, I hate to see her go. + CHORUS


I followed close behind her,

tried to hold up and be brave,

but I could not hide my sorrow,

when they laid her in the grave. + CHORUS


Went back home, Lord, my home was lonesome,

missed my mother, she was gone.

All my brothers, sisters crying,

what a home so sad and lone.    + CHORUS


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